Uncle misguided in his pursuits

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist

Editor’s note: This column is being rerun at the request of a reader.

With so much talk of the terrible condition of our economy, my great Uncle Harris came to my mind this last week. Of course, the economy is a cause for concern for all of us. Yet, the different is that “money” was my Uncle Harris’ main concern.

Uncle Harris lived all his adult life alone and he existed only on the bare necessities. It was not that he could not afford a comfortable lifestyle. Harris just didn’t believe in spending any money. When he died, he left an array of worthless possessions that cluttered his house and a bank account that reached far upward nearly breaking seven figures.

Harris was a peculiar figure from the beginning.